Episode 123: AEiOS and Sometimes Y

Synopsis:

Sam Forester from the University of Utah joins the pod this week to talk about AEiOS, a tool for managing iPads in an automated and managed fashion, using a bunch of tools to make sure that the iPad ends up personalized for its temporary user. Sam takes us from the development process to how they use AEiOS in their day-to-day operations, and how you could, too.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Sam Forester, Systems Administrator, Marriott Library, University of Utah

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

Marriott Library blog
Marriott Library Streaming site

Links:
AEIOS
When Charles Goes Super Nerdy It Comes From Wookieepedia
Cfgutil Automation
Cfgutil reference
Black Perl
libimobiledevice

News:
Ninxsoft Bombardier (utility for downloading and extracting BootCamp drivers)
Intel Zombieload
Apple mitigations for speculative execution
Enabling the mitigations

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Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Los Angeles Mac MeetupOpen Drives, Culver City29 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. PTFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsMacStadium13 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
London Apple AdminsCloudflare20 June 2019, 6.30 p.m. GMT+1 (BST)Free
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 122: Managed App Config

Synopsis:

James Felton from Jamf joins Tom, Marcus, James and Charles to talk about Managed App Config, the iOS standard for delivering preferences to individual apps on managed devices.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • James Smith, IT Manager, Culture Amp [@smithjw]

Our Guest:

  • James Felton, Senior Software Engineer, Jamf

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

AppConfig
AppConfig.org
AppConfig Schemas

AppConfig at Jamf Research

AppConfig.org Members

Managed App Config Lib on Github

iOS Configuration and APIs for Kiosk and Assessment Apps

Deploying Office Equipment at Scale

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-ConferenceHigashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan21 May 2019¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Atlanta Apple AdminsBrassTap at the Perimeter16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsInstitute of Health Metrics and Evaluations16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Melbourne Apple AdminsUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville campus22 May 2019, 6:30pm AESTFree
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Houston Apple AdminsTBD17 July 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree

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Episode 121: Birds of a Feather

Synopsis:

Anthony Reimer from MacDeployment joins Tom, Charles and Marcus to talk about how you get a meetup off the ground, what happens when you want to make an all-day event, and how this year’s MacDeployment looks to be their best one yet. Stay for the discussion of news & events, especially around Apple’s crackdown on 3rd party parental MDM apps.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Our Guest:

  • Anthony Reimer, MacDeployment Conference and Meetup (Calgary)

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

MacDeployment Conference and Meetup, @MacDeploy on Twitter, #macdeploy channel on MacAdmins Slack

Two Minute Guide to the Sport of Curling (Curling Canada)

Original DEP Portal shutdown – 1 Dec 2019
MDM in the App Store for Parents Kerfuffle

How Circle works

Twocanoes Repackage

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Japanese Privacy Law Mini-ConferenceHigashi Kurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan21 May 2019¥1,000 aimed toward education institutions in Japan
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
Sydney Mac AdminsHarts Pub, The Rocks15 May 2019, 5:00 p.m. AESTFree
Houston Apple AdminsSaint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Garden15 May 2019, 5:30 p.m. CTFree
Carolinas Apple AdminsBarista Craft Coffee15 May 2019, 7:00 p.m. ETFree
Atlanta Apple AdminsBrassTap at the Perimeter16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree
Seattle Apple AdminsInstitute of Health Metrics and Evaluations16 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
Dallas Apple AdminsBottle Rocket Studios, Addison, TX16 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. CTFree
Melbourne Apple AdminsUniversity of Melbourne, Parkville campus22 May 2019, 6:30pm AESTFree
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree

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Episode 120: X World Is Coming!

Synopsis:

X World is coming, and Tony Gray, chair of the AUC, joins the podcast to talk about this winter’s southern hemisphere spectacular.

Your Hosts:

  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge]
  • Marcus Ransom, Senior Apple Systems Engineer, CompNow [@marcusransom]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]

Presenting Sponsor: VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE empowers you with full macOS lifecycle management. Get past the hassles of legacy imaging with faster modern onboarding. Easily deliver all your native Mac app packages as well as SaaS and virtual Windows apps, and empower users with one-click single sign on. Stay on top of your security needs with complete encryption management and rich conditional access. The recognized industry leading unified endpoint management solution is your one stop for all Apple devices and apps. Learn more at www.workspaceone.com

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Links & Notes

X World YouTube

X World Conference

Supporting Sponsors

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The Mac Admins Podcast has launched a Patreon Campaign! Our named patrons this month include Randy Wong, Chad Swartwout, Jonathan Spiva, William Smith, Justin Holt, Weldon Dodd, Jon Brown, Randy Wong, Dan Collings, Jason Dettbarn and Seb Nash. Thanks everyone!

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Conference Sites
Event NameLocationDatesCost
ACEs ConferenceKansas City, MO5-6 June 2019$699 (Basic Event Ticket)
MacDeployment ConferenceCalgary, Canada10-11 June 2019CAD$249 Early Bird until 10 May
MacDevOps:YVRVancouver, Canada12-14 June, 2019$275CAD – $495CAD
X WorldSydney, NSW, Australia26-28 June 2019$699 AUD Early Bird
MacAdmins ConferenceState College, PA9-12 July 2019$649 Early Bird until 13 May
MacTech ConferenceLos Angeles, CA15-18 October 2019$999 Early Bird til 28 June
Jamf Nation User ConferenceMinneapolis, MN12-14 November 2019$799 Early Bird Rate ($699 for EDU)
Meetups
Event NameLocationDatesCost
San Diego Mac AdminsKarl Strauss, Downtown SD8 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. PTFree
MacDeployment MeetupNew Central Library, Ideas Lab – 800 3 St SE, Calgary, Canada8 May 2019, 6:00 p.m. MTFree
Edmonton Mac Admins MeetupUnited Nurses of Alberta – 11150 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, Canada9 May 2019, 6:30 p.m. MTFree
MacBrained TorontoLoyaltyOne Atrium20 June 2019, 6:00 p.m. ETFree

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